Document Title:

Translating Ecological Risk to Ecosystem Service Loss

Roger Helm Will Clements Wayne R. Munns Jr Dale Young William J. Adams Martin A. Cramer Mark Curry Lisa M. DiPinto D Michael Johns Richard Seiler Lisa L. Williams

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PUBLICATION DATE: September 2009

This is 1 of 4 papers reporting on the results of a SETAC technical workshop titled "The Nexus between Ecological Risk Assessment and Natural Resource Damage Assessment under CERCLA: Understanding and Improving the Common Scientific Underpinnings," held 18-22 August 2008 in Montana, USA, to examine approaches to ecological risk assessment and natural resource damage assessment in US contaminated site cleanup legislation known as the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA). Hazardous site management in the United States includes remediation of contaminated environmental media and restoration of injured natural resources. Site remediation decisions are informed by ecological risk assessment (ERA), whereas restoration and compensation decisions are informed by the natural resource damage assessment (NRDA) process. Despite similarities in many of their data needs and the advantages of more closely linking their analyses, ERA and NRDA have been conducted largely independently of one another. This is the 4th in a series of papers reporting the results of a recent workshop that explored how ERA and NRDA data needs and assessment processes could be more closely linked.

Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management

SETAC - Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry


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